x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Move of the Week: Single-leg dead-lift reach

Learn the first exercise in our eight-part weekly series of workouts.

Stand with your arms above your head and one knee at a 90-degree angle. Charles Crowell for The National
Stand with your arms above your head and one knee at a 90-degree angle. Charles Crowell for The National

Derryn Brown, a personal trainer in Dubai, demonstrates the first exercise in our eight-part weekly series of workouts. Do this move alone or incorporate it into your own fitness routine.

Begin in a standing position with your arms directly above your head. One knee should be elevated to a 90-degree angle.

Sweep your hands down towards the floor and extend the lifted leg so it is straight. Beginners or those carrying excess weight can go halfway instead of touching the ground.

Making sure your back is straight, hold the position for a couple of seconds before returning to the starting position. Complete 10 repetitions on each side.

Top tip:Do not hunch your shoulders as you return to the initial upright position.

To book a private consultation with Derryn Brown, visit www.derrynbrown.com

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